Welcome to the PE Department


Curriculum Leader: Mr K Jones

Staff Members; Mr C Suddaby, Mrs L Berry















Key Stage 3 


Your child will study 4 compulsory strands over the Key Stage:


Games – Football/Netball

Creative Activities – Gymnastics/Dance

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Health, Fitness and Well-being


Through these activities your child can plan, practice and improve their performance and become more consistent in their skills. As confidence grows, so will their ability to take part in more technically demanding skills and activities. They will learn the benefits of working with others and engage in activities that develop a positive attitude towards their health and fitness.


GCSE Yr 10
In Yr 10 students will study two areas of the course.  PHYSICAL FITNESS and FACTORS AFFECTING PARTICIPATION, PROVISION AND PERFORMANCE.  Students will be expected to complete a Personal Exercise Plan during Yr 10 and also keep a detailed account of any external activity that they wish to be assessed
practically by an external coach.


GCSE Yr 11



Unit 1 PHED1
Opportunities for and the effects of leading a healthy and active

The course is taught in 4 modules with one 2 hour examination at the end of
the year.  The modules are:

Applied Exercise Physiology
This section focuses on how understanding the body and its systems can help lead to a healthy and active lifestyle and is limited to the following topics.
Health, exercise and fitness; Nutrition; Pulmonary function;  Transport of blood gases; Cardiac function; Analysis of movement in specified sporting
actions; Levers and Applied Exercise Physiology in practical situations.

Skill acquisition
This section focuses on how skill is acquired and the impact of psychological factors on their performance. In this module topics such as Characteristics and definitions of skill; Information Processing; Learning and Performance and Skill acquisition in practical situations.

Opportunities for participation
Section 1 introduces some of the concepts, categorisations and benefits of physical activity to both the individual and society. Section 2 focuses on
the current provision for active leisure; Section 3 considers the role of schools and national governing bodies in creating opportunities for
increasing participation and Section 4 considers the potential barriers to participation and possible solutions for various target groups.

Unit 2 PHED2

Analysis and evaluation of physical activity as a performer and/or in an adopted role/sThe coursework component is based upon the principles of acquiring and applying knowledge, skills and understanding from the learning of the theoretical aspects covered in this unit, in order to develop and improve performance in a minimum of two sport related roles. Candidates will be given the opportunity to analyse the performance of themselves and others, facilitating a refining of skills via an analysis of techniques and their application in isolation and modified conditions or conditioned practices.

The course is taught in 3 modules and is examined in two 1½ hour examinations.

The A2 modules of learning provide candidates with the opportunity to develop and extend their knowledge, skills and understanding gained at AS
to enable them to identify the factors which lead to the optimisation of their own or others’ performance. The assessment objectives of Module 4
require a deeper understanding of the physiological and psychological processes studied at AS and their effects on the ability of performers to
optimise their performance. It reinforces the interaction of the cognitive and the physiological as a necessary pre-requisite for elite performance.

In Module 5 candidates should be able to analyse, through physical education, the effects of Global Trends on participation. They should also
be able to critically evaluate the socio-cultural and contemporary issues, which influence trends of participation in sport in the UK, France and the USA. The unit, which assesses this module, will also include, as a separate section, some of the required synoptic assessment.

Module 6 provides candidates with the opportunity, through coursework, to evaluate their own or others’ performance. Candidates will be required, through demonstration in a competition/ performance situation or by written report, to extend the application of their knowledge to identify the factors which promote optimisation of performance. This module of learning also requires candidates to undertake a written Synoptic Assignment. This piece of externally assessed coursework will enable candidates to demonstrate their knowledge of the principles and concepts of connections across areas of the subject. The specification comprises modules of learning which at AS provide a coherent area of study that considers many of the aspects across a broad range of topics. These can either individually or collectively affect the quality of a performance and are influential in bringing about an improvement of it. The modules of learning at A Level progress from those at AS to develop skills and understanding of the factors that optimise performance in the development of excellence.


Level 2 Award in Community Sports Leadership


The aim of the award is to prepare responsible, motivated and confident young people who can lead safe, purposeful and enjoyable sporting activities to small groups.


•          The course runs for 15-20 weeks providing you with the skills to lead small groups in sporting activities. 

•          A first aid qualification must be gained as part of completing the course

•          The course is completed with 10 hours voluntary work either in school or in the local community.


Contact Us

St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School

Albert Avenue,

Flint, Flintshire,


Tel : 01352 736900

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